RIP Spuhler

Last updated : 08 January 2007 By Martyn Bowers
Born in Sunderland, Spuhler scored 4 goals in 36 appearances for the Black Cats.

After making his debut in 1937, Spuhler played primarily as a right-winger but later switched to the centre-foward position.

North-east rivals Middlesbrough snapped Spuhler up in 1945. He made 241 appearances for the Smoggies and scored 81 goals.